Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform
The global food value chain initiative for sustainable agriculture

Past Events

SAI Platform Annual Conference

From 24 April 2017 to 26 April 2017 | Beijing, China
Our next SAI Platform Conference will take place in Beijing, China from 24-26 April 2017

The Conference on “Feeding the World’s Rapidly Growing Urban Population” will provide new insights and bring together Chinese government authorities, international and national agri-food companies, vital financing entities, NGO’s and other stakeholders under one roof.

By holding the event in Beijing we can offer a better experience for our members and interested ones in terms of travel access and associated facilities/resources, though importantly, the opportunity to interact with both Chinese food businesses and government officials. 

On this occasion, SAI Platform will celebrate its 15th Anniversary. We hope that you will join us in China not only to celebrate the progress we have made together but also to use the opportunity to learn more about food production in this wonderful country. 
As a country which is both a major importer and producer of agricultural commodities, now and in the future it is an exciting country to engage with as a major opportunity to ensure sustainable agricultural practices are supported and implemented.
Did you know that: 
    • • China accounts for only 10% of arable land worldwide, though it produces food for 20% of the world's population
    • • China ranks first in worldwide farm output, primarily producing rice, wheat, potatoes, tomatoes, sorghum, peanuts,tea, millet, barley, cotton, oilseed and soybeans
    • • China has got more than 300 million people associated with agriculture
    • • Agriculture contributes 12% of China GDO

China’s future development is important for the whole world because China is strategically important. Its development serves as a microcosm of the challenges and opportunities facing much of the rest of the world.

Take a look at at the exciting line up for the SAI Platform event including:

23rd April – (Optional for those arriving the night before) Pre-conference visit to the Forbidden City and an informal networking buffet dinner

24th April - Conference day and Gala Chinese dinner to celebrate SAI Platform’s 15th Anniversary - This will include experts speaking on: The role of the food sector in supporting the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals; a session on Technology and Innovation and how we ensure we have the food producers of the future. A panel discussion with key influencers who will debate the role of the food sector in the sustainable supply of raw materials in the future.

25th April - Engagement sessions and SAI Platform General Assembly

25-26th April - Diversified field and learning visits – to provide insights on opportunities and challenges through practical, on the ground examples.
Travel to these regions by domestic flight will be necessary. This will include field, factory, research centre and auction visits in different regions of China

Have a look at our Conference website (Chinese version) to explore more on the scope and variety of the programme’s sessions and speakers.

Our conference website will provide you with the information needed to organise your hotel and visa.

Register now and make sure you join us in Beijing! 

For any inquiries, please contact Yael Fattal, Global Event Manager.
For inquiries in Chinese only, please contact Jeff Lindsay, China Project Manager